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  • Heroin facts

    10 Surprising Facts About Heroin

    December 7, 2017

    Heroin is one of the most potent and deadly illicit substances in the world. As the opioid epidemic wages on, we see more people succumb to heroin’s wrath every day. It seems that all eyes have been on this powerful drug lately. Despite all of the attention it may be getting, there still...

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  • black tar heroin

    What Is Black Tar Heroin?

    November 23, 2017

    Whenever heroin is mentioned, the image that pops into most people’s minds is the white, refined powder known as “smack” or by some other street name. But the addictive substance comes in different colors that make it look different but are no less deadly. Heroin—an illegal opioid ...

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  • person-centered therapy

    Does Person-Centered (Rogerian) Therapy Work for Addiction Recovery?

    November 16, 2017

    There is no one-size-fits all approach to motivating people in recovery to get on the path to sobriety and stay the course after a battle with substance abuse. As with many other things, it takes different things for different people to commit. For some people, a 12-step fellowship is the ...

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  • rehab alumni groups

    5 Benefits of Rehab Alumni Groups: Staying Plugged In

    November 9, 2017

    Going through addiction treatment can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming experience. Finally getting the help you want and need is crucial. As you undergo your treatment, you probably will experience many levels of care. Beginning with a medical detox at a private or public facility...

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  • heroin detox drugs

    Heroin Detox Drugs: What to Expect During Withdrawal

    November 2, 2017

    Addiction continues to claim thousands of lives every year as the US grapples with the worse drug overdose crisis in its history. In 2014, the year when it became official that overdose deaths claimed more lives than traffic accidents, more than 10,500 people died from heroin, according to...

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  • complacency in recovery

    How Dangerous is Complacency in Recovery?

    October 26, 2017

    For those who have been clean and sober for a considerable length of time, their recovery almost feels like second nature. They are able to work their individual program of recovery and keep it front and center while they squeeze the most of their daily life. After a while; however, recove...

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  • life after addiction

    10 Life Skills Essential to Recovery

    October 19, 2017

    Addiction tears lives apart. When people in recovery start to glue the pieces back together after addiction, they need help with everyday tasks that others often take for granted. Learning how to move about in the world without drugs and alcohol is a challenge for people in recovery, so th...

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  • what do people cut heroin with

    Drug Cocktails | What Do People Cut Heroin With?

    October 12, 2017

    At the point when users inject heroin into their veins, the drug has already gone through a long supply line. It was probably grown in Afghanistan or South America (if it’s black tar), processed and distributed a few times, in smaller and smaller amounts. By the time it gets to the stree...

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  • heroin drug effects

    Heroin Drug Effects on Your Body and Brain

    October 5, 2017

    We like to think of heroin as a drug reserved for the seedy underbelly of society. It lurks in back alleys and behind closed doors. But in today’s opioid crisis, the drug is making its way into places you may expect are safe from heroin drug effects. Suburban moms, teen athletes, young p...

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